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  • Why Not the Best Schools? The USA Reportby Yong Zhao; Ruhui Ni; Wenzhong Yang

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2009; US$ 29.95

    Why Not the Best Schools?: The US Report is part of a set of six country reports that support Why Not the Best Schools? by Brian Caldwell and Jessica Harris (ACER Press 2008). Why Not the Best Schools? draws on the findings of the International Project to Frame the Transformation of Schools conducted in Australia, China, England, Finland, the United... more...

  • World Yearbook of Education 2010by André E. Mazawi; Ronald G. Sultana

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 175.00

    The World Yearbook of Education 2010: Education and the Arab 'World': Political Projects, Struggles, and Geometries of Power , strives to do justice to the complex processes and dynamics behind the world of Arab education. Western interest in all things ?Arab? has greatly increased over the course of the decade, but this interest runs the risk... more...

  • Learning for Tomorrow's Worldby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 100.00

    This report presents the first internationally comparable results to OECD's 2003 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Survey of the educational performance of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science in 25 OECD countries. This year, the concentration was on mathematics. Beyond the examination of the relative standing... more...

  • The 2003 Assessment Frameworkby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 39.00

    PISA 2003 Assessment Framework – Mathematics, Reading, Science and Problem Solving Knowledge and Skills presents the conceptual underpinnings of PISA 2003 assessments. Within each assessment area, the volume defines the content students need to acquire, the processes they need to perform, and contexts in which knowledge and skills are applied. more...

  • What Makes School Systems Perform?by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 39.00

    The report links the results from the OECD PISA 2000 survey to qualitative evidence on important public policy measures in six countries that performed well in PISA. These measures included strategies for educational reform and innovation; issues of governance and resource allocation; national approaches to standard-setting, assessment and system monitoring;... more...

  • University Education in Denmark 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 49.00

    This OECD Review of the Danish university system examines such aspects as governance, funding, the Research Council System, the Danish knowledge system, the university system itself, universities' interaction with society, and outcomes.  It finds that training and research is of high quality, but that the system needs to change in response... more...

  • PISA 2003 Data Analysis Manual: SPSSby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 56.00

    This publication provides all the information required to understand the PISA 2003 educational performance database and perform analyses in accordance with the complex methodologies used to collect and process the data. It enables researchers to both reproduce the initial results and to undertake further analyses. The publication includes introductory... more...

  • PISA 2000 Technical Reportby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 50.00

    The PISA 2000 Technical Report describes the complex methodology underlying PISA 2000, along with additional features related to the implementation of the project at a level of detail that allows researchers to understand and replicate its analyses. It presents information on the test and sample design, methodologies used to analyse the data, technical... more...

  • Knowledge and Skills for Life: First Results from PISA 2000by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 35.00

    Knowledge and Skills for Life assesses how far students near the end of compulsory education (15-year-olds) have acquired some of the knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in society.  It presents evidence on student performance in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy, reveals factors that influence the development... more...

  • West African Pop Rootsby John Collins

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    "Collins-Lowry gives persuasive examples of how employment gains made by Blacks in the 80's were rather more marginalized than we like to think." --Publishers Weekly Against the backdrop of increasing ambivalence in the federal government commitment to race-based employment policies, this book reveals how African-Americans first broke into... more...